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The Actual Ages of Our Most Ancient Myths

depiction of cave bear at Chauvet Cave, France, 31–28000 BC

How old are our myths? Surely, many people think, nothing much older than two or three thousand years has made it untouched to the modern day. Judaism is old. Hinduism seems even older. But that’s got to be about it. And yet, just beneath the surface of the previous anthropological narrative, there lays a trail stretching back tens of thousands of years into the past. The oldest myths still believed, in form or…

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